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First Man to Get Covid-19 Vaccine in UK Dies of 'Unrelated' Illness'

Posted by JJ The Psychotherapist on May 25, 2021 at 5:45 PM

First Man to Get Covid-19 Vaccine in UK Dies of ‘Unrelated Illness’

Bill Shakespeare made headlines in December for being the first person in the United Kingdom to receive the Covid vaccine. Shakespeare, 81, died five months after receiving the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine from a "unrelated illness."

Shakespeare died of a stroke, according to British media, and it had nothing to do with the experimental Covid jab. The case is closed.

According to the BBC, the second person worldwide to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine died of an unrelated illness. Bill Shakespeare, 81, received his first dose of Covid in December at University Hospital Coventry, shortly after Margaret Keenan, 91, received hers.

The 81-year-old, who had spent more than three decades serving his Allesley community, died of a stroke, according to University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust.

Bill's wife, Joy, stated in a tribute released by the trust: "Bill was ecstatic to be offered the opportunity to be one of the first people in the world to receive the vaccine.

“It was something he was hugely proud of – he loved seeing the media coverage and the positive difference he was able to make to the lives of so many.

“He often talked to people about it and would always encourage everyone to get their vaccine whenever he could.”

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